Cong's Hutong Courtyard Hotel
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... br> But let's begin at the beginning!
Despite a few fleeting misgivings about flying Malaysian Air..we did arrive safely (obviously!). However, I was not overly impressed with the service and found the service a bit wanting,the food less than tasty and the plane seemed a bit old...but we were safe!
Our two two nights in KL were really good. The hotel was right in the middle of the action and we were surrounded by ...
... a few coaches in the square, and a load of flags from 2 different countries hanging up everywhere. One was Algeria, the other we later found out was Equatorial Guinea's. I read there was a delegation of some sort in Beijing that day so I guess they blocked the square off for them. We went up the Gate of Heavenly Peace before going into the Forbidden City. The view over Tiananmen Square was pretty good, especially as it was completely deserted. The Forbidden City was pretty ...
... Palace landscape and serves to accentuate its magnificence. A statue of the thousand-handed Guanyin Buddha, cast in bronze and gilded with gold, inside the tower. The statue is 5 meters high and weighs 5 tons.
- Garden of Virtue and Harmony. The building complex has four courtyards set on a traditional south-north axis. Behind the garden gate there is the first courtyard. The Grand Theater and Hall of Nurtured Joy are the main buildings, located in the second ...
... Tuesday 29th of
October – An early start
after another enormous breakfast. I counted over 60 different dishes
including soups, melons, cereals, but not including nuts, cheeses,
herbs and spices. Today for the first time the sky was blue and the
sun shone brilliantly, no smog at all. Lilly and Mr Wu took us first
to the mountains about an hour and a half away to see and to climb
some of the Great Wall, built more than 2000 years ...
... They march some more then (presumably) the Chinese national anthem plays on the loud speakers as the flag is raised. Not sure if we have a US equivalent, maybe the changing of the guard at Arlington, but very patriotic all in all. We're walking back now for some rest before going to the Summer Palace and then heading out to Shanghai by sleeper train. We just heard roosters waking up. ...